In architecture, a moulding around the face or underside of an arch. ...
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One of the recessed orders of arches of a doorway etc. The wedge-shaped stones from which it is constructed are voussoirs.
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A projecting moulding which follows the curve of an arch above the extrados. Sometimes, the arch ring on the façade, or the shape of the arch curve.
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Ar'chi·volt noun [ French archivolte , from Italian archivolto ; prefix archi- + volto vault, arch. See Vault .] (Architecture) (a) The architectural member surrounding the curved opening of an arch, ...
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• (n.) More commonly, the molding or other ornaments with which the wall face of the voussoirs of an arch is charged. • (n.) The architectural member surrounding the curved opening of an arch, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a square opening.
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molding running around the face of an arch immediately above the opening. The architectural term is applied especially to medieval and Renaissance ...
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archivolt A curved molding on the face of an arch.
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An archivolt (or voussure) is an ornamental molding or band following the curve on the underside of an arch. It is composed of bands of ornamental moldings (or other architectural elements) surrounding an arched opening, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a rectangular opening. The word...
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In architecture an archivolt is the architectural member surrounding the curved opening of an arch, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a square opening. The term is also used to describe the moulding or other ornaments with which the wall face of the voussoirs of an arch is charged.
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An ornamental molding seen often in arch shaped portals following the lines of the face with sculpted figures.
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